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Welcome to the American History and Genealogy P roject (AHGP), an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History and Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. We are a group of independent webmasters who link together to share Historical and Genealogical data with researchers.

Georgia State Coordinator (SC) Donna Parrish
Your Fannin County Host is Paul Parker


Fannin County, Georgia's 106th County, was formed January 21, 1854. It was named in honor of James Walker Fannin, a native Georgian who was a hero in Texas' war of Independence from Mexico.
The first County Seat was Morganton but, after the railroad entered the County in the late 1800s, it was moved to Blue Ridge in 1895.
Fannin County comprises 390.3 square miles, 106,000 acres (42%) of which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Cohutta Wilderness Area. The Cohutta Wilderness Area is the largest Wilderness Area east of the Mississippi.
Blue Ridge Reservoir, a 3, 290 acre TVA lake, provides recreation, flood control and can produce 22,000 kilowatts of electricity. The dam, completed in 1930, crosses the Toccoa river 1,000 feet in length and 167 feet high, backing the water 11 miles with over 100 miles of shoreline.


Distance East-West is 28 miles. Distance North-South is 26 miles.
Population (2000);
Fannin County-19,798, Blue Ridge----1,210, McCaysville---1,071 Morganton------299
Other communities include; Epworth, Mineral Bluff, Hemptown, Higdon, Fry.
Average rainfall is 65", Average snowfall is 3".
Approximately 175 frost-free days.
High Elevation; Cowpen Mountain 4,149
Low Elevation; McCaysville 1,450

Adjoining Counties

Cherokee County, NC---Not online
Polk County, TN

Zip Codes

8 Zip Codes serve Fannin County (Some located in other counties)
30512, 30513, 30522, 30541, 30555, 30559, 30560, 30572

Links That May Be Of Interest

Fannin County Band
Fannin County Government
Fannin County Genealogical Society
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
The News Observer Newspaper

Georgia Public Library System

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